Sony's Angry Letter, And How The Press Treats Stolen Data
Sony lawyers have sent a letter demanding media outlets destroy any data stolen during the recent hack. Does the company have a point?By Matt Picht | December 14, 2014
It's been more than two weeks since a massive data breach scattered all of Sony Picture's secrets to the wind, and the leak is still generating headlines as journalists pour over the documents.
Now, Sony's lawyers are trying to squelch that reporting before the company gets any more bad press.
News outlets including The Hollywood Reporter and The New York Times received a letter from Sony warning the studio "does not consent to your possession, review, copying, dissemination, publication ... or making any use" of the leaked documents. The letter says media organizations must destroy any stolen info or face legal consequences.